Your Future In Europe Conference
Student Helen Scott’s account...........
“Ten lucky year 12 students spent a weekend in Paris in February, joining hundreds of other students who were eager to learn about Britain’s position within modern Europe.
The conference, encompassed topics as diverse as human rights, the banking crisis and climate change & the speakers included high-profile political figures, such as Tessa Jowell MP and Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty.
The experience was undoubtedly extremely beneficial to the students involved. In addition to broadening their awareness of the workings of the European Community and the implications of this upon them as modern Europeans, it has encouraged them to pursue their studies so as to enable them to be advocates for causes which they are passionate about. As Peter Luff remarked, the future of Europe now lies in the hands of today’s students and the way in which Europe continues to evolve is dependent upon their attitude towards it”.